Classical 101 Archives For May 2012
For this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, we have the Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser on the next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101. This wonderful collection of 8 pieces for flute and guitar from 1984 is a setting of traditional Appalachian melodies that was written for flutist Paula Robison and guitarist Eliot Fisk.
While not naming names, I spent an evening listening to a group of musicians regale me with tales of one member of the group who was, shall we say, “punctuality-challenged.”
I am always amazed when performing artists such as pianist Andras Schiff can play a long and complex collection of keyboard works such as J. S. Bach’s Well-Temepered Clavier, all in one evening, live in concert, and entirely from memory. That’s what took place at London’s Wigmore Hall this past weekend.
Our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 will feature Paul Galbraith, who plays an 8-string guitar of his own design. It’s held like a cello with a metal endpin coming out of the bottom of the guitar and rests on a specially-designed resonating box that adds to the full, rich sound he produces on this unusual instrument. Galbraith will be heard in Bach’s Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998.
Franklinton’s Holy Family Church may soon become the first Columbus Catholic parish with a concert band aimed at giving homeless people a chance to connect and a reason for hope.
St. Cecilia and Benjamin Britten are celebrated thisa November 22nd. A sad anniversary for many.
Jeremy Denk calls the Bach Goldberg Variations, “maniacal, in the best way” and refers to the piece as “the biggest jazz riff ever written.”
The Boston Symphony concert was interuppted Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963
Three days in Dallas still reverberate with many today…a series on Classical 101 will look at the artistic and cultural legacy of the Kennedy years beginning tonight at 8:00 pm. Boyce Lancaster is your host for Return to Camelot: Music in the Kennedy White House…Mon-Thurs at 8:00 pm on Classical 101
The Cleveland Orchestra was recently voted the “world’s favorite orchestra” by the London-based website Bachtrack.com, an international concert finder that ran a poll to find out which group the world loves best. After a month of on-line voting with nearly 12,000 votes from 97 countries, the Cleveland Orchestra clearly emerged in the top spot. You can see all of the rankings on their website.